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Marketing in SMEs Some ideas and experiences Small Business Center 26. 10. 2012 Seppo Rantalainen
SMEs and marketing… • What? – Traditional marketing mix; 7 p’s • Product/service • Price • Place • Promotion • People • Process • Physical evidence
Some topics … • Marketing in Finnish small and medium size firms – What does it mean in practice? Marketing efforts? Marketing tools?
SMEs and marketing in practise • Limited resources – Human effort => most often no experts – Budgets => no big money in marketing – Market research? => expensive missing – Main efforts in advertising • Visibility • Segmentation or lack of it • Unclear message – Short term planning => not enough for long term success
SMEs and marketing in practise. . . • SMEs and brands – What is the brand? – Where it is?
SMEs and marketing in practise. . . • SMEs and brands …globally
Brands … and their value… A definition of the brand: The meaning of the brand; how about SMEs?
Brands and their elements… Four basic elements of the brand:
Smes and their products … • What smes are selling? – differentiation; pricing, quality, customization, flexibility in production, etc — Customer needs; quick changes and very quick reaction; proactivity — Packages; core product + several services; networking, partnerships
Smes and their products …Segmentation, right customer groups Segmentation of potential Customers — Different behaviour, same needs — Different pricing, features, desing etc
Smes and pricing … • Business models – The place and role in the valuechain – What is the core product or is it service? Ponsse: — Forest machines manufacturing — Very essential service and spare parts deliveries => expensive machines + effective and real-time service => profitable pricing
Smes and promotion … • Advertising – New medias; FB, Twitter, Event marketing, mailing lists – How about print media/television • Expensive, targeting, focusing on right people – Promotions • Events, sponsoring, social media, • Sport, concerts, art exhibition, others
Smes and promotion … Small Business Center: — In St Petersburg 16 years — Small customer base — Seeks for growth — Mainly with partners — Fin. Ec — incubator
Smes and promotion …sales efforts Sales organisation in Russia Reliable service partners
Promotion …sales efforts Sales is critical — Personal interaction — SMEs – is it possible? — Big customers — Slow decision making process
Smes and promotion … event marketing Sport, music, art, etc — partnerships — SMEs?
Smes and promotion …event marketing 1. Experience orientation 2. Interactivity 3. Self-initiation 4. Dramaturgy. The name of the event
SMEs and place … • Where and when SMEs can sell? – The place => distribution • In St Petersburg? – In the city – really expensive – Web shops – always open • How about services? Incubator for technology firms
SMEs and people … • SMEs the most critical resource – Expensive, difficult to find and recruite; why? Salespeople!
SMEs and people … SMEs — How to build the relationships?
SMEs and processes … interaction with consumers New technology – or services?
SMEs and processes … interaction with consumers Which is important for consumers – technology or services?
SMEs and processes … interaction with consumers Environmental Issues — SMEs?